Jan Peter Sonntag

Since the 1990s, Jan-Peter E. R. Sonntag, whose artistic roots reach back to the minimal- and concept art as well as to the so-called new and experimental music, has repeatedly cooperated with scientific laboratories. Alongside the examination of human perception, the question at the centre of his artistic work concerns the visions of modernity – an unfinished project.

He studied fine arts, art history, music theory, composition, philosophy and cognitive science and, in 2002, founded N-solab. He is a cofounder of hARTware-projects / HMKV, oh Ton, unerhört and the sound-art-edition HORCH. He received several grants and participations in international exhibitions. In 2008 he was awarded the German Sound Art Prize, the Cynet Art Award and he opened the Ars Electronica in Linz with his sonArc::project – which ended in a book and DVD about the essence of electricity and modulating high voltage plasma in 2009. In 2010 his works will be shown, among others, at the International Biennale for Light Art in Ruhr 2010; NIMKs; Amsterdam; Aram Art Gallery der Gioyng Cultural Foundation, Seoul; Center for Contemporary Art , Torun.